Perching

Mexican Jay

Aphelocoma ultramarina
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Length: 12 in. (29 cm )
Large, noisy and gregarious, this jay is common in pine-oak woodlands of mountainous areas. The Mexican Jay is easily attracted to seed feeders but in the wild it relies heavily on acorns. The small family groups in which it travels all help build the large bulky nest that the dominant pair will use. The rest of the flock also helps feed the young once they hatch out.

The four-digit banding code is MEJA.


Oak-pine woodland

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Bird Sound Type: Chirping
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Mexican Jay
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: June 22, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mexican-jay

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Mexican Jay. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 22, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mexican-jay

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Mexican Jay". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mexican-jay

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Dr. Biology. "Mexican Jay". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 22 Jun 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/mexican-jay

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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